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4/23/19 and 5/14/19 Fireside Chats at Sugar Grove Historical Society

posted May 15, 2019, 5:03 PM by Scouts BSA Troop41sg

Troop 41 has been interviewing Scouts from the past, researching history to write a Commemorative Newsletter to celebrate its 70th Anniversary (1949-2019).  The Sugar Grove Historical Society hosted three Fireside Chats at the Bliss House with some of Troop 41’s Scouts from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  

The Dream Team of Historic Scouts included one of the very first Scouts in 1949, the sons of one of the men who started the Troop in 1949, two of the very first Eagle Scout brothers in the 1970s, and Scoutmasters now in their 70s.

They each had some great stories to tell, and they turned back into 12 year old boys right in front of our eyes!


* Clif Frantz (Scout 1950s, Father Groff Frantz helped start Troop 41, Uncle Tom Frantz was Scoutmaster)

* Dave Frantz (Scout 1960s, Brother of Clif Frantz)

* Bill Lye (Scout 1950s)

* Bill Gramley (Scout 1950s)

* Rick Johnson (Scout 1950s, President of Historical Society)

* Dave Seraphin (Scoutmaster 1984-2014)


* Richard Sears (One of the First Scouts in Troop 41 in 1949)

* Bill Keck (Scoutmaster 1963-1965, From the Keck Family who owned the Keck General Store in Downtown Sugar Grove)

* Rick Johnson (Scout 1950s, Whose family has been in Sugar Grove for 5 generations since the 1860s)

* Jack Shouba (Scout 1950s)

* David Musser (First Eagle Scout 1970)

* Doug Musser (Eagle Scout 1974)